Building Materials

BASIC SCIENCE JSS1 second term

Sub-Theme: Drawing practice

Theme Materials and processing


Building materials

Performance objectives

Students should be able to:

  1. Define building material
  2. Identify the various types of building materials


Building materials

A building is a relatively permanent enclosed construction over a plot of land, having a roof and usually windows and often more than one level used for any of a wide variety of activities as living, entertaining or manufacturing. It is a structure constructed using any type of material and for whatsoever purpose be it residential, commercial, industrial or others.

                                  Structure of a building

Building materials is any material used for construction purposes. Many naturally occurring substances such as clay, rock, sand and wood even twigs and leaves have been used.... View More

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